London & Surrey Wedding Photographer
Led by Ryo Ishikawa, Indigo Images specialise in telling the story of your day with beautiful, timeless images.
Our mission is to capture the originality, emotion and narrative of the special day with a documentary approach. We pride ourselves on our fresh, personal and intimate style rather than set-up or ‘posed’ approaches to wedding photography. Capturing the key moments of the day in an unobtrusive and stylish way. Looking for the moments that are often looked over in wedding photography. Striving to provide all the intimacy, humour, friendship and personality of the couple, the guests and the day. When we shoot we are a quiet group, with a specialism that is photographing people and their interaction.
The team will arrive before the wedding ceremony to capture the bride and groom’s preparations. We shoot throughout the day, from start to finish, at all the key moments and well on into the evening activities so no moment is missed.
Beautiful, natural and unobtrusive photography, telling the story as it happens.
Hi, my name is Ryo and I’m the Creative Director and lead photographer of Indigo Images.
I began my journey with photography around the age of 15, photographing with traditional film and spending hours in the darkroom developing my creations. I became a passionate teller of stories, photographing memories that truly matter, for people that really care.
After graduating with a BA(Hons) Photography degree from Nottingham Trent University, I trained and worked as an advertising and fashion photographer in London and around Europe. This led me to gain a deep understanding of light and using it to my advantage on people and their surroundings. Combining this with my love of natural, documentary-based imagery led me towards pursuing wedding photography in a unique way.
Blending all my experience from studio and editorial work while exploring the creative process of wedding photography, I developed a sense for capturing those fleeting moments often missed by other photographers with a keen eye for details and emotion.
As a Surrey wedding photographer, I am very fortunate to have a huge array of stunning venues and locations on my doorstep. Though I regularly photograph weddings and celebrations in this area, we are not just a London and Surrey Wedding Photographer. My work has also taken me further afield to France, Italy, The Netherlands, Ireland, Germany and Spain.
It’s an absolute joy for me to photograph weddings! I would be honoured to tell your story and capture the once in a lifetime moments.
How would you describe your wedding photography style and what makes you unique?
Indigo Images is about telling a photographic story of your day in the most natural way possible.
We provide a documentary or reportage style of photography. Driven by an ambition to produce interesting, and emotive images of a wedding day while capturing those natural fleeting moments. Weddings are full of love, excitement, humour, anxiety, and joy. An abundance of emotion that is a delight to witness and capture as a photographer.
We try and blend into the background and be almost invisible so we are not influencing your day. Working around you while capturing all the moments and interaction that happen. We are thoughtful, considerate and sensitive to the monumental occasion and everyone involved.
We believe that taking a step back from directing too much is the key to success. In contrast, we strive for the images to reflect the atmosphere of the day. We watch, observe, capture. Photographing in a relaxed, non-invasive and passionate way with a unique style and approach.
Being a creative documentary photographer is more than just capturing what is happening. It is about translating something completely intangible into a photographic story. Taking a step back and allowing character and individuality to thrive is important. The only time you’ll see us directing is during the essential family group shots and the couples shoots. Where we will construct the narrative, placing the couple in natural scenarios to create images for and about the couple. This balance requires finesse, compassion, creativity and above all kindness and consideration.
Each album is individually designed to the couple and the wedding. Bespoke, hand crafted albums, we do not use design templates to display the pictures, therefore no two wedding albums are ever the same.
Every detail of your wedding album will have your individual touch. From the genuine leather cover to every image you pick. Ending up with stunning, stylish albums that last for years and years. All the albums are square, simple, leather albums featuring rich, beautifully printed photography. Contact us for a viewing of these special books.
Where you can also find us
Indigo Images is based in London and Surrey, though we will travel anywhere!